Vid-Biz: Democracy, Fantastic, Parasites

State Department Launches Video Challenge; government agency partners with NBC, the MPAA, USC and more to ask users to submit videos with the theme “Democracy is…” (Democracy Video Challenge)

Fantastic Fest Streaming Some Films Online; sci-fi horror fest to stream five features online for free. (Fantastic Fest Online)

BitTorrent to Be Used for Game Delivery; Aeria Games and IAHGames to integrate BitTorrent DNA delivery service for distribution of MMOGs. (release)

MobiTV Partners with Media Excel; IP video distribution technology company and video encoding company partner to offer mobile video services for mobile and broadband networks. (Wireless Week)

Edgeware Web TV Server to Be Deployed on Maxisat; company says Reflex 2x servers deliver up to 32,768 concurrent video streams over the public Internet, to be used by Finnish digital TV and broadband services firm. (release)